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Biographical entry Turner, Thomas (1830 - 1922)

MRCS March 30th 1855; FRCS (elected as a Member of twenty years' standing) April 9th 1891; LSA 1854; JP for the County and City of Hereford.

June 1830
23 February 1922
General surgeon


Born in June, 1830, and educated at University College and Hospital, London, where he was Fellowes Gold Medallist in Clinical Medicine in 1855, and for a time Curator of the Museum of Anatomy and Pathology and Demonstrator of Physiology under Professor Sharpey. He then began to practise at Hereford in partnership with Charles Lurgen, and in 1856 was elected to the Staff of the Hereford Dispensary, of which he was Surgeon. In 1863 he was appointed Surgeon to the Hereford General Infirmary, and retained the latter post till he reached the age limit in 1900 and was elected Consulting Surgeon.

He took an active part in the public life of the city, and was for three years a Councillor and for twelve years an Alderman of the Town Council. He was also at one time a keen Volunteer, retiring from the force with the rank of Surgeon Major. Turner died at Hereford on Feb 23rd, 1922, his wife, a daughter of his former partner, having predeceased him.

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